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MAKING DISCIPLES...

CHANGING THE WORLD

FI RS T N O T ES
MARCH 2019

A P R I L’ S M U S I N G S Rev. April Wegehaupt

Sunday Greetings Body of Christ, 1. Traditional plan which will know more and will be
upholds the current sharing at 12:15pm during
Worship As this Newsletter is being language in the Book of a Soup Luncheon provided
Schedule printed, assembled, and Discipline stating by our staff. During this
sent out the specially called 'homosexuality is incompat- time I will share the out-
General Conference will be ible with the Holy Scrip- come of General Confer-
9:00 am coming to an end. Dele- tures'. ence and answer what
Worship gates from every United questions I can. Then we
in the Sanctuary Methodist Conference 2. One Church Plan which will break into our Commit-
around the world has been allows all clergy and tees to begin, or continue,
10:10 am assembled in St Louis since churches to decide for work for this year.
Saturday to decide on same themselves to allow or not.
Sunday School sex marriage and ordination If you have any questions
Time rights of practicing homo- 3. Connectional Plan which or concerns leading up to
sexuals. will redraw conference Sunday or after concerning
structures depending on General Conference
11:00 am Tuesday will more than Progressive or Conserva- please feel free to call me
Contemporary likely have one of three tive alignment. at anytime.
Worship plans or modification of one Blessings,
in Fellowship Hall of these plans. The three At this time I am aware that Rev. April
(A light breakfast will be are: the 3rd plan is off of the
served prior to the service.) table. This coming Sunday I

OUR MISSION
STATEMENT:

Making Disciples
…...Changing
the World
We uphold the United Methodist Church by our PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE & WITNESS
2019 Monthly 2019
Attendance for February 2019 $26,055
Budget Needs January Year--to-
Year to-Date
9:00 am 11:00 am Sunday Income $ 17,576 $ 17,576
Feb. 2019
Worship Worship School Expenses _ 22,329 _ 22,329
3rd $7,556
3rd 82 50 57 10th (Church Cancelled)
10th (Church Cancelled)
17th $4,976
24th $4,992
17th 55 36 47 Feb. Giving
to Date $17,524 Net Income ($ 4,753) ($ 4,753)
24th 88 55 60
FIRST NOTES Page 2

Finance Update
Prayer Concerns:
(daughter of Jenny Mussulman) All praise goes to God. As chairperson of the finance committee for the past two years,
Madison Myers I have worried about the church’s finances, would giving meet our needs?? I know I
Don Tucker am expected to have faith and not to worry.. But that’s hard for me. I AM a worrier. I
Jill Ard PRAY that I won’t worry, but… I still worry. During the past year I continued to pray for
June Cathers the church’s finances and again our congregation has met the church’s needs. De-
Nancy Castellucci
Rick Wilson cember was an awesome month of giving totaling $41, 438! This gave us a year-end
Sandra Stewart total of $620 above expenses. With the changes made to the by-laws of the Estate
(sister of Judy Dillow) funds, carryover of unspent monies totaling $7761 was transferred to general budget,
Don Westfall giving us a small cushion of $8,381. This is good news, but that cushion is only about
(brother-in-law of Sherrolyn Webb) 2% of the 2019 budget. The best way to run personal finances is to have an emergen-
Cindy Morehead
(sister-in-law of Cindy Springer) cy fund of 3-6 months of expenses. For FUMC, a three-month emergency fund would
Karen Shields be approximately $78,000! That would be an awesome way to honor God, to build up
Dorothy Blaine a fund that would guarantee FUMC could continue to do our amazing work in difficult
Christian Wegehaupt times. I figure… why not set a goal such as this. Will God answer the call?
Mike Sutcliffe
Annabelle Alexander
(granddaughter of Mary Patterson) I am learning to have faith that God will provide for our church and for me personally.
My faith continues to grow. Most of this growth is because of my continued attendance
Serving in the Military:
Nathan Ruggles at church, Sunday school classes, bible study, and mentors. If you are not actively in-
(stationed at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS) volved in our church, I encourage you to spend more time in worship on Sundays, Sun-
Anthony Ruggles day school classes or small group Bible study. Studying God’s word truly is time well
(stationed at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan)
Spc. Justin Lawrence spent!
(stationed at Fort Bragg, NC)
Josh & Kenzli Underwood In closing, I want to thank each of you for helping us finish 2018 strong and would en-
Drey Barkman courage every person to do what he or she can do to continue honoring God with your
SgtFC. Roger, Melissa time, talent and giving.
& Timothy Myers
Jack Martin
In the words of Marsha Carter, “And all God’s people said, Amen!!”
PLEASE NOTE:
NAMES SUBMITTED FOR
THE PRAYER CONCERNS LIST WILL Wanda Gard
BE REMOVED AFTER TWO WEEKS. PLEASE
CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE Finance Committee
@ 431-4240 OR E-MAIL
fumcronda@gmail.com
IF YOU NEED TO ADD OR
CONTINUE A NAME ON THE
PRAYER LIST. THANK YOU!

May neighbors
respect you,
trouble neglect
you, the angels
protect you,
and Heaven
accept you.
March 6 @ 12:15pm / 7:00pm
MAKING DISCIPLES...CHANGING THE WORLD Page 3

LADIES BIBLE STUDY


There’s a camp for everyone in grades K-12. Online registration available at
www.campchippewa.org for discounted prices. Early bird rates end April 1, 2019. Simon Peter
The church offers a grant in order to make it possible for all FUMC members to attend. by Adam Hamilton
However, the church will pay only the Early Bird price, and participants are responsible Tuesdays @ 9:30am
for the remainder of the cost. Tuition costs varies between camps. The church grant Room 107
offers a wonderful opportunity for kids to experience camp and grow in their knowledge
of Christ. LADIES BIBLE STUDY
For more information, please contact Cindy Finley. Email: ykics@hotmail.com | Phone: 432.1394 From Garden to Glory
by Courtney Doctor
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
Parlor

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY


He Can Still Move
Stones
by Max Lucado
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm
Room 112

COME ALL YE FAITHFUL


SUNDAY SCHOOL
CLASS
Unshakable Hope
by Max Lucado
Sundays @ 10:00am
For more information, please contact Cindy Finley. Email: ykics@hotmail.com | Phone: 432.1394 Room 112

Come Join the Fun for Our


AWANA Annual Progressive Dinner
Awards Night & WHO:
WHO: Adult’s 20’s to 40’s
Singles and Couples
CARNIVAL WHAT:
WHAT: Murder Mystery - Progressive Dinner
DATE: Wednesday, March 6th WHEN:
WHEN: March 2 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:
WHERE: Meet at church for instructions
6:00—6:30PM: Awards in the Sanctuary WHY:
WHY: Fun and Fellowship
6:30—8:00PM: CARNIVAL TIME! Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to invitation or sign
up on bulletin board so we can have a count for food.
IN OTHER NEWS..... Page 4

OUR CHURCH

Mission Pennies Another Tuesday AGAPE—


AGAPE A Greek word
...for the month of March Evening Meal for self-giving love.
will be given to the Cherry Our Church & Society The Agape Fund is a
Street Youth Center. Committee will be serving ministry that allows the
the “Another Tuesday participant to give $5.00 I greatly appreciate all
Gifts / Prizes Needed Evening Meal” at or more, four times per the cards, visits & calls I
The Church & Society Otterbein on April 2. year. This money is used have received. You can
committee continues to Anyone willing to volun- to help a specific area now find me at the Guest
need items for the month- teer their time or culinary person or a family in Home Estates, 1202 S.
ly birthday / bingo party talents should contact need. If you would like to Plummer.
held every 3rd Tuesday at Charlene Riley, either by be added to our partici-
the Murray Hill Apart- Dorothy Blaine
email: pants list, please contact
ments. A tub to collect charlenemr@hotmail.com the church office @ 431-
these items is located or phone 431-4560 office 4240 and talk to Ronda.
downstairs in front of the So many friends of our
431-4023 home. Participants are kept
elevator. family remembered my
secret and confidential.
95th birthday with
Sunday, Alzheimer's Association cards. All were very
Mobile Food Pantry
March 10 Breakfast Club WHEN:
beautiful and some were
handcrafted! Many had
WHEN:
is Pantry Sunday. The Breakfast Club is a
Friday, March 29 a personal hand written
Don’t forget to bring your hometown support WHERE:
WHERE:
experience where message.
donation for the Food Chanute Recreation
Pantry with you! people gather in a Commission Gym In 1924 my parents,
safe environment & 400 S. Highland Edwin & Anna Carlson,
Challenge for support is provided TIME: 9am—11am lived in Wilson County
March will be in a round table way. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: near Neosho County and
DIAPERS & FEMININE Chanute FUMC Library Anyone in need of food decided their baby
(Rm. 107) assistance. should be born in the
PRODUCTS WHAT IS REQUIRED:
Amy Yeager, facilitator new Johnson hospi-
(913) 831-3888 Guests sign in with
CASH IS ALSO their name, address and tal. So they came to
1st Wednesdays number in household. Chanute via horse and
GREATLY at 9:00 a.m. (Limit one visit per household) buggy! They stopped
at my Aunt Freda's house
NEEDED! on the west side of
Chanute to leave my
4 year old brother and
never made it to the
The Builders Class Sunday School will be start- hospital.
ing a new quarter this coming Sunday. Our studies Thanks for helping me
celebrate in 2019.
will be; Call to Discipleship, Call to Ministry and
Virginia (Carlson)
Call to Life in Christ. You are invited to join us. Solomon
We meet in Linda A’s old office and Linda J’s new
office (just off of Fellowship Hall).
God Bless you! ! !
Fran
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FOR THE IRISH


IN US….
Muldoon lived in the
Irish countryside with
only a pet dog for
company. One day the
dog died, and Muldoon
CARD SHOWER went to the pastor and
REQUEST asked, “Pastor, me dog
Ruth Brown will be is dead. Could ya be
celebrating her 98th
birthday on March 18!
Her address is:
ALL CHURCH MEETING havin the church to
offer up some prayers
for the poor creature’s
An ALL CHURCH MEETING will be held on Sunday, soul?”
2944 Greenwood Acres Dr March 3 at 12:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Hall A soup
Dekalb, IL 60115-
60115-4949 luncheon will be provided by members of the church Pastor Patrick replied,
staff. Committees are urged to meet prior to the “Are ye daft, man? We
meeting and be prepared to present their ideas and canna be offering up
plans for the upcoming year. prayers for an animal in
Take a moment, look at our previous Vision and Goals, the church. Go on with
and think about ways your committees may move for- ya to the Catholics
ward with implementing these further in the life of our down the lane. There's
no tellin' what they
congregation.
believe. Maybe they'll
Fitness Opportunities Summary of Visions & Goals: do something for the
• Improve perception of our church dog.”
at Chanute FUMC • Add ways to be accessible to God’s Word
WALKERCIZE • Work on Design of Services Muldoon said, “I'll be
Mondays & Wednesdays • New Events or Fellowship Opportunities goin’ right away, Pastor.
11:00 am Rev. April will also be sharing information from the Do ya' think 5,000
Fellowship Hall General Conference regarding proposals from the pounds is enough to
Commission on a Way Forward, which will be voted on donate to them for
TAI CHI during this year’s annual conference. offering up prayers?”
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30am Pastor Patrick
Fellowship Hall
TODAY’S CONCERNS exclaimed, “Sweet
mournin’ Mary! Why
ROAD TRIP & LUNCH dint ya tell me yer fine
dog was Protestant?”
Today’s Concerns will be going to
Owasso OK for shopping & lunch
MISSED A SERVICE OR JUST on Tuesday, March 19.
WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL
OVER AGAIN? FIND IT ON
Please sign up in the office if you
YOUTUBE! plan on going.
www.youtube.com/
FUMCChanuteKS The church van will leave at
8:30am. Bring an extra $5.00 to
help cover the cost of gas.
FIRST UNITED First United Methodist Church U.S. Postage Paid
202 S. Lincoln Non-Profit Org.
METHODIST Chanute, KS
CHURCH Chanute, KS 66720 66720
620.431.4240 Permit #13
202 S. LINCOLN
CHANUTE, KANSAS 66720 Return Service Requested
OFFICE HOURS:
8:00AM—5:00PM
CHURCH PHONE:
620-431-4240
WEB SITE:
www.fumcchanute.com
CHURCH STAFF:
Pastor: Rev. April Wegehaupt
Director of Young Ministries:
Cindy Finley
cfinley_12@hotmail.com

Secretary: Ronda Phillips


fumcronda@gmail.com
Office Hours: M—F, 8:00am—5:00pm

Treasurer: Linda Jones


treasurerchanute@gmail.com

Custodian: Kevin Shields


Music Director:
Paul Myers
goatwax@yahoo.com

Organist: Terri DeGeer


jdegeer@erieks.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

How to become a member....


You are welcome to attend wor-
ship services, member or not. For Saturday, March 2: A Young Adult Progressive Dinner will begin at 6:00pm. (Meet
that matter, you can attend any at the church for instructions.)
activity of the church and are
invited to do so. Becoming a Sunday, March 3: An ALL Church Meeting will be held at 12:15pm in the Fellow-
member is, in faith, saying you
want a deeper commitment to the ship Hall. Lunch will be provided by members of the church staff.
church. Our vows ask us to faith-
fully participate in the life of the Wednesday, March 6: The AWANA Awards & Carnival will be held from 6:00pm—
church with our prayers, our 6:30pm (Award Ceremony in the Sanctuary), 6:30pm—7:30pm (Carnival)
presence, our gifts, our service
and our witness.
We hope you will be a part of Ash Wednesday worship will take place at 12:15pm & 7:00pm.
the ministry of the First United
Methodist Church. If you would
like to become a member, please Tuesday, March 19: Today’s Concerns will leave the church parking lot at 8:30am
give us: Name(s), address, phone
number, e-mail address, anniver- and travel to Owasso, OK for shopping and lunch.
saries, birthdays and if you are
already a member of some other
church or not. If you are, we also
need the name of the church and,
if possible, the address. Please PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE WHEN SCHEDULING
give this to the pastor, or leave in MEETINGS OR EVENTS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING!
the church office.
(Be sure to check inside for more details on these events!)
March 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
4:30 pm Wedding 5:00 pm Wedding:
Rehearsal Geiger / Webber

3 Communion 4 5 6 7 8 9
8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 8:15 am Tai Chi, FH
11:00 am Ministry of 9:30 am Ladies 9:00 am Alzheimer’s 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
12:15 pm ALL Church Caring, 103 Bible Study, 107 Association Breakfast
Mtg., FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 5:00 pm Tuesday Club, 107
6:00 pm Youth Group Meal @ Otterbein
FH (Chanute 11:00 am Walkercize
FUMC Youth) 12:15 pm Ash
6:30 pm Quilt Guild, 5:30 pm Ladies Wednesday Worship
FH Bible Study, Parlor 6:00 pm AWANA
5:30 pm Men’s Bible Carnival
Study, 112 6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm Cub Scout 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Pack Mtg., FH Study
* See Sunday Worship 7:00 pm Trustees, 7:00 pm Ash
Schedule 103 Wednesday Worship

10 Pantry Sunday 11 12 13 14 15 16
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, 107 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
6:00 pm Youth Group FH
FH 9:30 am Ladies 6:00 pm Choir
Bible Study, 107
5:00 pm Tuesday 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Meal @ Otterbein Study
(Otterbein)
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, Parlor
5:30 pm Men’s Bible
* See Sunday Worship Study, 112
Schedule

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize,
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Today’s 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
107
6:00 pm Youth Group FH Concerns shopping
in Owasso, OK 6:00 pm Choir
7:00 pm Boomer Link 6:00 pm Youth Bible
9:30 am Ladies
Bible Study, 107 Study
5:00 pm Tuesday
Meal @ Otterbein
(First Baptist)
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, Parlor
5:30 pm Men’s Bible
* See Sunday Worship Study, 112
7:00 pm Church &
Schedule Society, Murray Hill Apts.

24 25 26 27 28 29 30
11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH 11:00 am Walkercize, 8:30 am Tai Chi, FH
107
6:00 pm Youth Group FH 9:30 am Ladies
Bible Study, 107 6:00 pm Choir
1:00 pm Newsletter 6:00 pm Youth Bible
Crew, 107 Study
5:00 pm Tuesday
Meal @ Otterbein
(First Christian)
5:30 pm Ladies
Bible Study, Parlor
* See Sunday Worship 5:30 pm Men’s Bible
Schedule Study, 112

31 Sunday Worship Schedule:


6:00 pm Youth Group 9:00 am 10:10 am 11:00 am
Combined Sunday School Contemporary
Worship Time Worship Time
* See Sunday Worship
(Sanctuary) (Fellowship Hall)
Schedule
March 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Please contact the office if your Birthday has 1 2
been omitted or misreported. Numbers 20—22 Numbers 23—25
Mark 7:1—13 Mark 7:14—37
We don’t want to forget you!
431-
431-4240 Assya Goforth
Marcia Lickteig Paddy O’Furniture

3 Communion 4 5 6 7 8 9
Numbers 26—28 Numbers 29—31 Numbers 32—34 Numbers 35—36 Deuteronomy 1—3 Deuteronomy 4—6 Deuteronomy 7—9
Mark 8 Mark 9:1—29 Mark 9:30—50 Mark 10:1—31 Mark 10:32—52 Mark 11:1—18 Mark 11:19—33

Vesta LeRoy Sally Manbeck Leslie Collins Barrett Alonzo Lester Harrison
Jessica Armstrong Linda Hill
David Martin Alan White Jessie Myers
Johnny Lawrence Danielle Rubow
ManDee Nogle
Haisley Myers
10 Pantry 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sunday
Deuteronomy 13—15 Deuteronomy 16—18 Deuteronomy 19—21 Deuteronomy 22—24 Deuteronomy 25—27 Deuteronomy 28—29
Deuteronomy 10—12 Mark 12:28—44 Mark 13:1—20 Mark 13:21—37 Mark 14:1—26 Mark 14:27—53 Mark 14:54—72
Mark 12:1—27
Ben O’Drill
Linda Arnett Ima O'Reilledup Natalie Burns
Craig Buckley Andy Newman
Sandy Redburn
DeeAnn Parsons Chloe Caldwell
Brent Wilson
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Deuteronomy 30—31 Deuteronomy 32—34 Joshua 1—3 Joshua 4—6 Joshua 7—9 Joshua 10—12 Joshua 13—15
Mark 15:1—25 Mark 15:26—47 Mark 16 Luke 1:1—20 Luke 1:21—38 Luke 1:39—56 Luke 1:57—80
Cindy Finley
Marilyn Mishler Ruth Brown Kareem O'Weet
Virginia Friederich Dale Myers Mason Beck Kinzey Tiegreen
Mark Richard Carla Olson Louse Bell
Nicci Wiltse Alice Rowan
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Judges 9—10
Joshua 16—18 Joshua 19—21 Joshua 22—24 Judges 1—3 Judges 4—6 Judges 7—8 Luke 5:17—39
Luke 2:1—24 Luke 2:25—52 Luke 3 Luke 4:1—30 Luke 4:31—44 Luke 5:1—16
Heidi Bolt
Matthew Pennington
Ron Gericke Tom Cloke JoAnn Westhoff Ted Angleton Michael Luellen Tessa Golay Matthew Stutt
Cliff Haslett David Carpenter Barbara Uden
Kevin Richard Andrew Wegehaupt

31
Judges 11—12
Luke 6:1—26

Brynna Peter
Trent Vallier